The University of St. Thomas occupies the ancestral and current homelands of the Dakota people, Mni Sota Makoce. We also recognize the Ojibwe and Ho-Chunk whose lands were colonized by the United States and are currently occupied by the State of Minnesota. We condemn the tools of settler colonialism, including genocide and forced assimilation, undertaken in the name of white supremacy that created structures of injustice and inequity that continue to oppress and marginalize Indigenous and underrepresented peoples. We work towards the process of decolonizing minds and educating students to be morally responsible leaders. We commit to the work of truth-telling and relationship building as we seek new pathways forward as relatives in the University of St. Thomas community, the Indigenous communities, and those who traverse multiple communities.
Pronunciation Note:Mni (mnee) Sota (shoh-dah) Makoce (mah-koh-chay)
To find out about indigenous territories, languages, and treaties for any location in North America, take a look at the Native Land website and map. Please note the disclaimer when using the site and map.
Learn more about languages spoken on this land:
Santee (Link 1)
The University of St. Thomas library has a service called Resource Lists. This is a Canvas-embedded tool that helps you make your course readings more accessible and affordable for your students.